Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen could be held out of the team's Week 17 matchup against the Chicago Bears in order to rest his ailing hamstring, according to the team's official website. (Vikings.com)
With the Vikings already having their playoff spot locked in place, they have no real incentive to play their starters. That means that an ailing Thielen, who has struggled to return from an ailing hamstring for several weeks, is likely to watch Week 17 from the sidelines. Fantasy owners should monitor his status heading into the weekend but have a clear backup plan in place in the event that he is held out.